In my prvious blog post I wrote about the Mian Situ demonstration. This is the final chapter and Mian completes the portrait.
Mian Situ is one of only a few artists who achieve master status when they are alive. I have admired his work at the Masters of the American West Exhibition at the Autry Museum and at the Gold Medal Show for the California Art Club so I was very fortunate to be able to attend a portrait demo by Mian last weekend through the CAC.
Mian continued to apply the colors to the face and then began to work in the details of the eyes and mouth. Above he is creating the shadows around the eyes. Even with only forty minutes to paint he managed to achieve a remarkable level of detail.
With a palette knife, Mian applied the background forming interesting shapes that hinted at the wallpaper. He carved into the hair color with the neutral colors while allowing the background to be the positive space.
With fine brushes Mian worked on the details of the face. He captured the subtle nuances of the mouth and eyes. The portrait was nearly complete.
Thank you to Mian Situ and the California Art Club for making this event a once in a lifetime experience.Topics: Artist Demo
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4 Responses to Mian Situ Demo: Finished Portrait
I enjoyed our time together at Calvin's workshop last week.
I wonder if you used some of the things you learned from Mian to paint your mini portraits...
I painted them before the demo but did make a few changes and corrections after the Calvin Liang workshop. They are submitted so to late for any more changes.
Hi Sharon, i met you a while back at Richard Schmid's Lecture. Thanks for sharing this experience, I stumbled upon it and glad I did. Great to see Mian's approach, and you present it so well. Very cool!
Nice to hear from you. Mian is amazing. He achieves so much with so little and his work is so sure in its intent.
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